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FLYING A DRONE IN THE UAE/DUBAI (HOBBIE / NON COMMERCIAL)
1277 4 2017-1-18 05:09:43
MAHD
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Spain
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Hello everyone!

First of all, thank you DJI for open this section in the forum. I think it´s gonna be very helpfull for people living and using their drones in the same area.

Next month I will move to Dubai for living and working and of course I want to use the amazing Mavic Pro there, but I´m not sure about the actual legal situation.

Well, I´ve been reading a lot about the actual legal situation in the UAE and more specifically in Dubai regarding flying drones. After read and read a lot in internet and visited the official Dubai Civil Aviation Authority  (DCAA) and the UAE General Civil Aviation Authorithy (GCAA) I´m not sure about the rules than apply in the Emirate of Dubai.

Here are the requirements I´ve found in the DCCA and in the GCCA. Both of them requires a registration/license and flying in safe and secure areas. ( Dubai map and more info here), but there is one MAIN diference. While GCCA specifically says "No video or image capturing devices shall be used when flying the UAS/drone" , the DCCA only says to take care with the images obtained and manage them according the privacy laws. So it doesnt specifically ban the use of camera drones, even more, as you can see in the flyer there is a camera drone ilustrating it.

I understand you need a license at any case, but I´m not sure about the legal status of using video or image capturing devices in Dubai.

I would be very gratefull if anyone who´s using drones there can give us more information.

Thks!







2017-1-18 05:09:43
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Air BazYoung
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Hi there MAHD,

I'm booked to get my Basic Certification on this coming Monday, not sure if you're here in Dubai now, but let me know if there's anything in particular you want me to ask them.

The stuff online seems pretty self-explanatory and straight-forward, with No-Fly zones and Permit zones marked out on maps.
2017-2-14 02:20:51
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halo_cess
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Ya!!
Same case with me.
And off course you CAN'T fly at Abu Dhabi if your licenses only for Dubai (Dubai Civil Aviation Authority  - DCAA)

I'm from Indonesia work at Offshore vessels at Abu Dhabi.
2017-6-6 11:14:19
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jostinroshan
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United Arab Emirates
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Hi Guys
I have recently bought Spark, and I guess it requires an License too ?  Any suggestions ?
And guys can we have a group day to RAK and Al Ain for some shoot ?   
2017-7-15 20:34:58
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Sahal
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jostinroshan Posted at 2017-7-15 20:34
Hi Guys
I have recently bought Spark, and I guess it requires an License too ?  Any suggestions ?
And guys can we have a group day to RAK and Al Ain for some shoot ?

Hii
Yes me too recently bought a DJISpark. Want to know about the UAE licene to fly it.
2017-9-2 23:51:05
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